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Save The World by Patches67 Save The World by Patches67

A little advice.


When a little catgirl knocks on your door and she hands you a pair of cat ears and a maid outfit and tells you the world is in peril...




EDIT: OMG A DAILY DEVIATION I think I've fainted. 

I just need to sit down for a bit then I'll be back, hopefully with something poignant to say other than just thank you all!

EDIT 2: Now that I've managed to calm down a bit.

This animation took two weeks of work and had as much effort put into it as any short film I have created.  I used GIMP 2 which was actually not recommended to me as the premium software to tackle a project like this.  But it was free and I wanted to do pixel art.  I have more advanced programs like Adobe and Corel Paint and IMO they're not really suited for doing simple pixel art.  I studied animation in college and have not done an animation project in ages and emoticons really speak to me as a medium.  Simple.  Iconic.  Often funny short gags.  The only thing that prevented me from getting into it earlier was not finding software I liked.  GIMP 2 has the simple interface I was looking for in pixel art software that also does animation.  On top of that it has a simple scripting language that allows you to manipulate the speed of the frames and alter them on individual frames, that's pretty handy.  I have to say any project bigger than this GIMP 2 is not suited.  I wish it would do things like let you save and import animations into the frames of another project.  But for short little things it's perfect for me.

I did use Corel to create the paint effects for some scrolling backgrounds and gradual paint fills.  I don't like how GIMP 2 all gradual fills blend the edges and it doesn't have gradual in the paint function.  Also exporting files back and forth is a bit tricky. 


Anyway, count on seeing some new stuff from me in the future in this medium.  Cheers!  Catboy Emoticon 

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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-11-19
Save The World by ~Patches67
The suggester said: "There is no end to the epicness of this piece. Seriously, blew me away with a smile on my face." ( Suggested by mirz-alt and Featured by SparklyDest )
PrincesseKitCat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so amazing *-*!!!!!!
ags342 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
To save the world from devastation....
To unite all peoples within our nation....
Winxfairy163 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Even after watching Madoka Magica three times, i still wanna be a magical girl. And this thing i just saw is awesome. I'd love to try it one day.
Kyka44 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2014
I don't even know what I just watched but it is amazing +1 fav
slendermanbeliver Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
what did I just watch
Patches67 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just watched the birth of a reluctant hero. Maid Hero 
slendermanbeliver Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
princesaflama34567 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Save The World 
KayeQuwei Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to try doing this one day, it looks so good.
the-Unknown-111 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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